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Erin Moran played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms ‘‘Happy Days’’ and ‘‘Joanie Loves Chachi.’’

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham from ‘Happy Days,’ dies at 56

The former child star played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms ‘‘Happy Days’’ and ‘‘Joanie Loves Chachi.’’

President Donald Trump.

Trump says he’ll mark 100 days with Pennsylvania rally

President Donald Trump will hold a “BIG” rally in Pennsylvania to mark his first 100 days in office.

Independent Film Festival Boston’s Nancy Campbell and Brian Tamm in 2015.


Independent Film Festival Boston is ready to roll despite fire

House fire is a personal setback for IFFB organizers but it won’t affect festival.

Olivia de Havilland (left) with Jimmy Stewart and Bette Davis in Hollywood in 1940.

TV Critic’s Corner

A perfect response from Olivia de Havilland

With a distinct lack of juiciness and maybe just a bit of a burn, the screen legend replied to the Hollywood Reporter’s questions about FX’s “Feud.”

From left: Pauline Bilsky, saxophonist Grace Kelly, and Fred Taylor together at the dinner hosted by Bilsky and Don Carlson to honor Taylor for his decades of work shaping Boston’s jazz scene.


Scholarship in Fred Taylor’s name announced at JazzBoston event

The jazz impresario feted at dinner Friday night.

Anita Shreve


Author Anita Shreve cancels book tour to tend to health

The best-selling scribe reveals she‘ll be undergoing chemotherapy.

Chris Evans


Chris Evans is headed to Broadway

The actor will star in “Lobby Hero,” a play written by Kenneth Lonergan.

From left: Rosario Dawson, Katherine Heigl, and Isabella Kai Rice.

Movie Review

‘Unforgettable’ is memorably misogynistic

A variation on the old crowd-pleasing classic “Fatal Attraction,” “Unforgettable” is contrived, implausible, derivative, and more.

Thaddeus Phillips in “17 Border Crossings.’’

Stage Review

In ‘17 Border Crossings,’ vivid snapshots but an incomplete picture

Thaddeus Phillips’s solo show at ArtsEmerson unfolds in a series of vignettes about international travel.

Tom Brady was not with the Patriots when the Super Bowl champs visited the White House this week.


Did Brady skip the White House at the urging of Gisele?

Gisele Bundchen is not a big fan of President Trump.

Andris Nelsons leads the BSO and pianist Radu Lupu on Thursday.

Music Review

With an all-Mozart program, BSO starts small and goes big

Andris Nelsons led a concert that was a revelatory study in size and scale.

Gore Place’s 30th Annual Sheepshearing Festival will be held Saturday, April 25.

Your Week Ahead

Five things to do the week of April 24-30

Gore Place’s Sheepshearing Festival, “Peppa Pig’s Big Splash!,” Independent Bookstore Day, and more.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II left Easter Sunday service in Windsor Castle last weekend.

Queen Elizabeth II turns 91 with quiet day, gun salutes

The queen is Britain’s oldest and longest-reigning monarch.

Cuba Gooding Sr.

Singer Cuba Gooding Sr. found dead in car in Los Angeles

Authorities say the 72-year-old singer and father of actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was found dead in a car in the Woodland Hills section of Los Angeles.

This photo provided by FOX shows, David Duchovny, left, as Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in an episode of

‘The X-Files’ is coming back

The truth is out there.

A smiley rainbow from Snapchat’s World Lenses app brightens up an outside photo.

tech nomad

Augmented reality takes small steps toward magic leaps

Social media hubs like Snapchat and Facebook are offering peeks at augmented reality’s post-Pokemon future.

Aaron Hernandez in court in Fall River in 2013.

TV critic’s corner

Aaron Hernandez docuseries is in the works

Plus four other takeaways from the week in TV.

Porn star Linda Lovelace, who starred in “Deep Throat,” arrived at the Academy Award in Los Angeles in 1974.

book review

In ‘Somebody With a Little Hammer,’ essays search for humanity in taboo territory

Mary Gaitskill’s first collection of essays may be uneven, but it’s also indispensable.

book review

‘Anything Is Possible’ for lives seeking a chance for change

Elizabeth Strout frequently shows us what Flannery O’Connor called “the almost imperceptible intrusions of grace” into human lives.

Send-up of tech world that’s light, funny, and ephemeral as Snapchat message

“Startup” is a coming-of-age novel for these digital times.

Elsa Dorfman in her Cambridge studio with her Polaroid 20x24 camera.


‘The B-Side’ could be early birthday present for photographer Elsa Dorfman

The Cambridge portrait photographer is the subject of a new Errol Morris documentary.

Michael Keaton plays Ray Kroc in “The Founder.”

Ty Burr

10 movies worth your digital-streaming time

It is time once again to address the howling black hole of chaos that is your On Demand movie menu.

book review

In the state of Paul Ryan and Scott Walker, ‘Janestown’ offers profile of town struggling to survive

“Janestown’’ traces the problems of a once proud manufacturing town laid low by the recession and the broken social contract.

A worker in a Chinese coal mine from Zhao Liang’s “Behemoth.”

doc talk

In these documentaries, some see grim images, others see humor

‘Behemoth’ surveys environmental ruin; ‘Last Laugh’ mines Holocaust.

Skylark Vocal Ensemble

Classical Notes | David Weininger

Finding his voice with Skylark Vocal Ensemble

Artistic director Matthew Guard makes sure all of his choral group’s programs are thematically based, bringing an unconventional approach to history and context.

“Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive” screens Saturday at the Brattle.

In Focus

Documentaries celebrate independence at IFFBoston

An outsider’s point of view is rewarded on subjects ranging from a Poe devotee to the painful retirement of a life-altering service dog.

Bill O’Reilly

@LARGE | Michael Andor Brodeur

Exit O’Reilly, pursued by Twitter

The Internet loves to hate Bill O’Reilly, and that made him easy to dismiss as he was removed from Fox News.

Taylor Schilling (left) and Laura Prepon in “Orange Is the New Black.”


To binge or not to binge? It depends.

Some shows are meant to be savored, and sometimes we just need to know what happens next.


Hernandez’s death is good for memorabilia dealers

Collectors are looking for anything signed by the former Patriots player.

Blake Lively


Quote of the day: Blake Lively

In a video for Variety’s “Power of Women NY” issue, the actress revealed something about her own online search habits.

Daniel Bernard Roumain

The unbounded world of Daniel Bernard Roumain

Collaboration across disciplines and genres lies at the heart of this violinist-composer’s work, and he has little patience for the boundaries classical music seems to enforce.

Olivia Culpo


Olivia Culpo wants you to walk in her shoes

We spoke with Culpo by phone about her musical past, the new restaurant that she’s opening with her dad, and her new job with DSW.

Carl Newman (left) and the New Pornographers bring a revamped lineup to Boston.

Shifting lineups for the New Pornographers, but a singular sound

Band leader Carl Newman describes his state of mind as a “permanent sense of impermanence.”

Emma Watson stars in “The Circle.”

These dystopian films foreshadowed ‘The Circle’

In the new film, the blissful renunciation of privacy leads to disturbing developments. We’ve seen this movie before, or at least we’ve seen various elements of it.

Filmmaker Ben Wheatley visited Boston recently to talk about “Free Fire.”

Ben Wheatley turns Boston into boom town

The filmmaker talks about blowing up the city in “Free Fire.”

Erykah Badu plays the House of Blues on April 28.

The Ticket: Music, theater, dance, art, and more

This week’s picks for concerts, plays, exhibitions, and other performances and events in the area.

A scene from Andrei Tarkovsky’s 1983 feature film, “Nostalghia.”


‘Nostalghia’ in sound and moving image

Toru Takemitsu’s “Nostalghia” was composed as a tribute to the Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky, whose penultimate feature was “Nostalghia.”


Greater Boston author readings April 23-29

A weekly calendar of literary events and author readings.

the discovery

Under microscope, shapes to be filled by imagination

The black-and-white photographs of tears under a microscope in this delicate, intimate book, reveal distinct landscapes.

the story behind the book | kate tuttle

Korean immigrants struggle in hostile Japan

“Pachinko’’ unspools over four generations of a Korean family that migrates to Japan.


On the hunt for arresting writing

Anite Shreve says that she can usually tell on the first or second page if it will pan out for her taste.

nita Hill will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Emerson College.


All-star lineup to be honored at Emerson College’s commencement

Anita Hill, Dennis Lehane, David McCullough, and Claudia Rankine will receive honorary degrees at the commencement ceremony next month.


Local DJ honored by Ellen DeGeneres

Kudos to Mike Boston, a local DJ who’s getting a big shout-out from the TV host for his charitable work.

Sarah Palin visits White House with Kid Rock and Ted Nugent

President Donald Trump has hosted former Alaska governor Sarah Palin at a White House dinner with musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.

Lemonheads drummer David Ryan contributes an essay in which writers reflect on a work that altered their life.

the new englad literary news | NINA MACLAUGHLIN

Books that can change your life’s path and celebrating indie booksellers

David Ryan and Jaime Clarke will both contribute essays to Ig Publishing’s Bookmarked series.

Brie Larson in “Free Fire.”

The Weekender

Funny women, big guns, and divine art

The Globe’s picks for the best ways to spend your weekend.